First #bookreview no pressure there… A.E Murphy Broken Series

Posted February 4, 2018 by Zoé in Book Reviews, Reviews and Stuff / 0 Comments

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
First #bookreview no pressure there…  A.E Murphy Broken SeriesBroken by A.E. Murphy
Series: Broken, #1
Published by Smashwords on April 19, 2014
Genres: Romance, New Adult, Contemporary
Pages: 368

Caleb is perfect in every way, almost too perfect and Gwen has never felt so happy. He is hers and she is his. Life can't get much better and their love can't get any stronger. That is until mistakes are made and their world comes crumbling down. She's left alone with no money, no home and a growing person invading her stomach. How will she survive?

Forced to leave culinary school, the job she needs and the home they made together. Gwen finds a knight in the most unlikely source. Caleb's brother Nathan. A complex man with a phobia she doesn't understand and mannerisms that aren't of this day and age, will she be able to melt his seemingly frozen heart and become his friend? Or will he forever push her away and wallow in his loneliness and self loathing?

First book review (eek nervous much) the A.E Murphy Broken series…
So I started this series Boxing Day and finished it beginning of January. I had put it off because I just didn’t connect with the book cover and I read the blurb but still wasn’t sure about it. I got the first book free a couple of years ago on Amazon and I finally took the plunge with it…….

Well, what a little gem I found!!!

Gwen and Caleb the love story of the ages so you are lead to believe, living all their moments from the first date, first kiss and well and you know the rest, until one day it all changes. Gwen has to adjust to a new life and this is her story. In comes Nathan with his baggage leaving you never quite knowing where they will end up and what revelations will be made. I must admit I ugly cried a few times when reading this and a few times I really wanted to slap Gwen, she was just naive and did not ask the most simple and obvious of questions in general, felt like I was literally facepalming a?‍♀️ lot of the time.

However, the distrust, the emotion, the guilt, the lust and love was something I felt that I could connect with at every step of the way it felt realistic. I did think the story should have finished with the second book as originally planned but the feeling of redemption and everything wasn’t what it seemed played in book three to tidy everything up.

Next time I don’t think I will let a book cover put me off!!

First #bookreview no pressure there…  A.E Murphy Broken SeriesConnected by A.E. Murphy
Series: Broken #2
on June 4, 2014
Genres: Romance, New Adult, Contemporary
Pages: 388

Stuck between what feels wrong but should be right and what is definitely wrong but feels so right, Gwen has to deal with her new life and being a single mother to her baby, Dillan. Whilst trying to move on and fill the gaping hole that Caleb left behind, she struggles with the knowledge of what happened to Nathan. She doesn't know how to deal with it, knowing it could be her that saves him, but not wanting to betray Caleb, who still holds the largest piece of her heart. Her mind is a mess and, just as life starts looking better, dark secrets and a past she shouldn't be a part of threaten to rip her bliss into shreds.

Who will she choose? And, more importantly, can they survive what is thrown their way?

This is the final part to the Broken series.

Mature readers only (17 +)

First #bookreview no pressure there…  A.E Murphy Broken SeriesForever by A.E. Murphy
Series: Broken #3
on March 18, 2017
Genres: Romance, New Adult, Contemporary
Pages: 260

The honeymoon period for Nathan and Gwen is over, their babies growing and their careers running full steam ahead. Some would say communication is the key to a successful relationship but for a man that never had to communicate and a woman that needs it too much, how will they succeed? The challenges they face, the little free time they have and the call of their children cause problems in their efforts. Is their love strong enough to face it all or will circumstance and outside forces tear them apart?

About A.E. Murphy


A. E. Murphy is the Queen of sarcasm and satire, she likes long walks in the park, as much as ice cubes like to chill in a roasting oven.
She’s effortlessly independent and so good at adulting it’s unfair on the rest of the world. She only napped twice today and has only avoided the dishes for three days before making the child slaves do them this morning.
Her favourite hobby is writing, her worst hobby is reading through that writing.
Also she has two cats that carry toys to the top of the stairs and drop them down so they can chase them. They do this repeatedly in the middle of the night.
Who cares if she has work the next morning?
Not the cats, that’s for sure.
And if it’s not the cats doing the waking, it’s the toddler crawling into bed with her and pulling individual hairs from her scalp with pudgy little fingers for comfort.
This is likely why she’s in a constant state of grump unless there’s chocolate and coffee.
P.S. Please leave feedback, if not on the book then on this ridiculous bio she wrote herself. It’s the least you can do seeing as she’ll forever talk in the third person now.
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